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The Community Music Division of DePaul University will hold its 21st annual fundraiser, PERFORMATHON 2017, on Saturday, May 6, 9:00am to 7:00pm. The Division also celebrates twenty-nine years of providing outstanding music instruction and programs to thousands of children and adults in the Chicago area. PERFORMATHON is a ten-hour marathon recital involving students of all ages who will share their musical skills throughout the day to help raise money for the Fund for the Community Music Division

We cordially invite you to attend PERFORMATHON 2017 (free admission) on May 6, 2017 from 9:00am to 7:00pm at DePaul University's Lincoln Park Campus, 804 West Belden Avenue.

How can I contribute to Performathon?

  1. Become a Performathon Patron.
    • For donations between $99-$2000, your name will be included on the Patron Page of the Program Book. A CMD staff member will follow up to confirm how you would like your name to appear in the Program Book.
    • Donate now under the Fund for the Community Music Division or download the Patron Form.
  2. Place an ad in our annual Program Book.
  3. Donate or bid on an item in our Online Auction.
  4. Purchase tickets for the Performathon Tuition Raffle.
  5. Collect Pledges.
    • Students sign up sponsors for their performances on Performathon day.
    • Pledge Form

Auction Information

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Donate Items
We are currently accepting items for our online auction. Please help us reach our goal by donating merchandise to our auction. Supporting businesses and individuals will be thanked in our program. Click here to donate items now.

Mark your calendars! This year the auction will run March 1 - May 4, 2017. Whether you're looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you're sure to find something in our auction. Every bid helps support our cause.

Why Bid? 
All proceeds from Performathon benefit the Fund for the Community Music Division our scholarship fund, educational enrichment programs, and community partnerships. Every dollar makes a difference for children in need of quality music instruction!
Tell Your Friends.
The success of this online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible. We need your help. Please refer a friend and encourage them to participate so they don't miss a single moment of the fun and excitement.

Buy Raffle Tickets
Lucky raffle participants will win free or discounted CMD tuition and raffle tickets are available for purchase online or in the office.

Why Performathon?

Many families are not able to meet the financial demands of first-class quality music education for their children. The Community Music Division assists with scholarship support. Since 1997, we have awarded more than 700 scholarships for both need and talent, and for the past two years have provided tuition free instruction to students in under-resourced public schools in the Chicago area through our CPS Teaching Artist Partnership Program. In addition, we have provided annual enrichment opportunities for all of our on-site students through Suzuki workshops, chamber fests, and concerto opportunities.